Like many, I have carried a pocket knife for many years. I've used a small Gerber for the past 15 years or so, but it seemed like I was sharpening it just about every time I used it lately. For hunting, I have used the same Buck 110 folding knife since I got it in 1975, so I naturally looked to Buck for a replacement pocket knife. The Nano Bantam was the perfect solution for me - right size, Buck quality and beautiful styling. I was extremely impressed with the feel of the handle and sharpness of the blade once I received it. So much so, in fact, that even though I bought three so I could give my two sons-in-law each one for Christmas, I think they're out of luck. What they don't know won't hurt them, and I plan on keeping one in each of my vehicles as great utility and emergency tools, instead.